商务英语初级口语素材--工作之余

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工作之余  (after-work entertainments, choosing and developing topics of conversation)

  Introducing topics/agendas
  Im glad to bump into you. I wanted to ask you about
  While were on the subject
  I just wanted to mention
  You know you mention…?
  There were a couple of points I wanted to mention
  The other point was
  Theres just one thing I wanted to say

  Changing/ending a topic
  Anyway, lets talk about something else.
  So, lets leave that (for later).
  Changing the subject for a moment
  By the way
  Talking of
  That reminds me

  Checking and clarifying
  Do you see what Im getting at?
  Is that clear?
  Do you mean…?
  Are you saying…?
  Let me see if I get it clear/correctly. Do you mean…?

  Asking about hobbies and interests
  Do you have any hobbies and interests?
  What do you do in your spare/free time?

  Expressing likes and dislikes
  I like football.
  I love reading.
  I enjoy cooking.
  I adore Tom Cruise.
  Im interested in antiques collections, especially Chinese antique furniture.
  Im quite into golf.
  Im crazy/mad about rocknroll.
  I fall for folk dance.
  John is enthusiastic about hiking.
  I dont like soccer.
  I hate boxing.

  Expressing preferences
  I prefer jazz to pop.
  I prefer staying at home to going out with him tonight.
  I prefer to play badminton rather than play basketball.
  Joe has a preference for European movies.
  Of all kinds of music, I like R&B best.
  Classical music is my favorite music.
  Hip Hop is my least favorite.
  As far as I am concerned, poetry reading is for the birds.
  For me, the best time is to sit back with a cold beer in my hand.
  Id rather take the bus home.

  Sample Dialogue
  A: Have you watched any movie lately?
  B: Not really. I have been kept busy recently.
  A: Thats too bad. I went to watch the Red Dragon the other day. Its really fantastic.
  B: Red Dragon? I havent even heard about it.
  A: What are you? From the cave? It has been an instant hit after it was put on show in the theatre.
  B: Well, I told you I was busy. So what was it about?
  A: Its actually the prequel to The silence of the Lambs. In this one, the story of a former FBI agent Will Graham, who was nearly killed by Hannibal Lecter, is told, and it includes the initial capture ofthe Cannibal”.
  B: Really? I have watched The silence of the Lambs. It features Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, right?
  A: You are right. But the new movie has a stronger cast, including young talents like Edward Norton and Ralph Fiennes. Of course, Anthony Hopkins stays and still plays Dr. Lecter.
  B: It sounds really exciting. I should try to find some time to go.
 




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